Surveying Shares of Dialog Semiconductor Plc (XTRA:DLG), Editas Medicine, Inc. (NasdaqGS:EDIT)

Dialog Semiconductor Plc (XTRA:DLG) currently has a current ratio of 2.77. The current ratio, which is also known as the working capital ratio, is a …

Dialog Semiconductor Plc (XTRA:DLG) currently has a current ratio of 2.77. The current ratio, which is also known as the working capital ratio, is a liquidity ratio that displays the proportion of current assets of a business relative to the current liabilities. The ratio is simply calculated by dividing current liabilities by current assets. The ratio may be used to provide an idea of the ability of a certain company to pay back its liabilities with assets. Typically, the higher the current ratio the better, as the company may be more capable of paying back its obligations and in turn a more healthy balance sheet.

Figuring out when to sell a stock can be just as important as deciding what stocks to buy at the outset. Some investors may refuse to sell based on various factors. Investors may have become stubborn, too emotionally attached, or set too high of an expectation for a stock. Holding on to a stock for way too long in order to squeeze every last drop of profit out of a price move may leave the investor desperately searching for answers in the future. Investors may have different checklists for when it is time to sell a stock. Of course this depends largely on the individual and how much is at risk. Often times, investors will make a move to sell when the fundamentals drastically change, the dividend is cut, or a previous set target price has been hit. Getting out of a position at the right time is obviously not easy, but it may become a bit easier with time and research.

Yield

The Q.i. Value of Dialog Semiconductor Plc (XTRA:DLG) is 21.00000. The Q.i. Value is a helpful tool in determining if a company is undervalued or not. The Q.i. Value is calculated using the following ratios: EBITDA Yield, Earnings Yield, FCF Yield, and Liquidity. The lower the Q.i. value, the more undervalued the company is thought to be. The Value Composite One (VC1) is a method that investors use to determine a company’s value. The VC1 of Dialog Semiconductor Plc (XTRA:DLG) is 37. A company with a value of 0 is thought to be an undervalued company, while a company with a value of 100 is considered an overvalued company. The VC1 is calculated using the price to book value, price to sales, EBITDA to EV, price to cash flow, and price to earnings. Similarly, the Value Composite Two (VC2) is calculated with the same ratios, but adds the Shareholder Yield. The Value Composite Two of Dialog Semiconductor Plc (XTRA:DLG) is 45.

Volatility & Price

Stock volatility is a percentage that indicates whether a stock is a desirable purchase. Investors look at the Volatility 12m to determine if a company has a low volatility percentage or not over the course of a year. The Volatility 12m of Dialog Semiconductor Plc (XTRA:DLG) is 46.071700. This is calculated by taking weekly log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over one year annualized. The lower the number, a company is thought to have low volatility. The Volatility 3m is a similar percentage determined by the daily log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over 3 months. The Volatility 3m of Dialog Semiconductor Plc (XTRA:DLG) is 40.018600. The Volatility 6m is the same, except measured over the course of six months. The Volatility 6m is 34.818300.

We can now take a quick look at some historical stock price index data. Dialog Semiconductor Plc (XTRA:DLG) presently has a 10 month price index of 1.91492. The price index is calculated by dividing the current share price by the share price ten months ago. A ratio over one indicates an increase in share price over the period. A ratio lower than one shows that the price has decreased over that time period. Looking at some alternate time periods, the 12 month price index is 2.52259, the 24 month is 0.92785, and the 36 month is 1.30969. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 1.37706, the 3 month is 1.13417, and the 1 month is currently 1.13992.

Key Metrics

The Piotroski F-Score is a scoring system between 1-9 that determines a firm’s financial strength. The score helps determine if a company’s stock is valuable or not. The Piotroski F-Score of Dialog Semiconductor Plc (XTRA:DLG) is 4. A score of nine indicates a high value stock, while a score of one indicates a low value stock. The score is calculated by the return on assets (ROA), Cash flow return on assets (CFROA), change in return of assets, and quality of earnings. It is also calculated by a change in gearing or leverage, liquidity, and change in shares in issue. The score is also determined by change in gross margin and change in asset turnover.

The ERP5 Rank is an investment tool that analysts use to discover undervalued companies. The ERP5 looks at the Price to Book ratio, Earnings Yield, ROIC and 5 year average ROIC. The ERP5 of Dialog Semiconductor Plc (XTRA:DLG) is 1870. The lower the ERP5 rank, the more undervalued a company is thought to be. The MF Rank (aka the Magic Formula) is a formula that pinpoints a valuable company trading at a good price. The formula is calculated by looking at companies that have a high earnings yield as well as a high return on invested capital. The MF Rank of Dialog Semiconductor Plc (XTRA:DLG) is 2034. A company with a low rank is considered a good company to invest in. The Magic Formula was introduced in a book written by Joel Greenblatt, entitled, “The Little Book that Beats the Market”.

The Leverage Ratio of Dialog Semiconductor Plc (XTRA:DLG) is 0.036558. Leverage ratio is the total debt of a company divided by total assets of the current and past year divided by two. Companies take on debt to finance their day to day operations. The leverage ratio can measure how much of a company’s capital comes from debt. With this ratio, investors can better estimate how well a company will be able to pay their long and short term financial obligations.

C-Score

Dialog Semiconductor Plc (XTRA:DLG) currently has a Montier C-score of 4.00000. This indicator was developed by James Montier in an attempt to identify firms that were cooking the books in order to appear better on paper. The score ranges from zero to six where a 0 would indicate no evidence of book cooking, and a 6 would indicate a high likelihood. A C-score of -1 would indicate that there is not enough information available to calculate the score. Montier used six inputs in the calculation. These inputs included a growing difference between net income and cash flow from operations, increasing receivable days, growing day’s sales of inventory, increasing other current assets, decrease in depreciation relative to gross property plant and equipment, and high total asset growth.

Some investors may succeed spectacularly in the market while others fail. There is an emotional component to trading and investing which can pose a big obstacle to trading success. Investors frequently try to optimize every decision for success, but sometimes things just don’t work out as planned. Consistently beating the market may involve heavy amounts of homework, and a necessary rebalancing of the portfolio. In fast paced markets, indecision can have a drastic impact. Investors may have all the bases covered but fail to make a trade based only on the fear of being wrong. Individual investors may need to conquer self-doubt in order to reach optimal performance when picking stocks. This may not come as easily for some as it does for others. When the market is winning, investors may become too complacent given the ease of gains. Staying on top of the investing scene even when everything is good may help to prepare if conditions change and the climate starts to worsen.

The Current Ratio of Editas Medicine, Inc. (NasdaqGS:EDIT) is 8.46. The Current Ratio is used by investors to determine whether a company can pay short term and long term debts. The current ratio looks at all the liquid and non-liquid assets compared to the company’s total current liabilities. A high current ratio indicates that the company does not have trouble managing their working capital. A low current ratio (when the current liabilities are higher than the current assets) indicates that the company may have trouble paying their short term obligations. It is wise to compare a company’s current ratio to that of other companies in the same industry. It would also be wise to look at the trend of the current ratio for a given company over a given time period.

Figuring out when to exit a certain position can be just as important as deciding which stocks to buy in the first place. Many investors will end up holding onto a loser for far too long. The emotional attachment to a particular stock may keep the investor from making the decision to sell when necessary. On the other side of the coin, investors may hold onto a winner for way too long hoping for further gains. Investors may have to come up with a specific plan for what to do in these situations. Planning ahead may help ease the burden of making the tough portfolio decisions.

F Score, ERP5 and Magic Formula

The Piotroski F-Score is a scoring system between 1-9 that determines a firm’s financial strength. The score helps determine if a company’s stock is valuable or not. The Piotroski F-Score of Editas Medicine, Inc. (NasdaqGS:EDIT) is 5. A score of nine indicates a high value stock, while a score of one indicates a low value stock. The score is calculated by the return on assets (ROA), Cash flow return on assets (CFROA), change in return of assets, and quality of earnings. It is also calculated by a change in gearing or leverage, liquidity, and change in shares in issue. The score is also determined by change in gross margin and change in asset turnover.

The ERP5 Rank is an investment tool that analysts use to discover undervalued companies. The ERP5 looks at the Price to Book ratio, Earnings Yield, ROIC and 5 year average ROIC. The ERP5 of Editas Medicine, Inc. (NasdaqGS:EDIT) is 16727. The lower the ERP5 rank, the more undervalued a company is thought to be. The MF Rank (aka the Magic Formula) is a formula that pinpoints a valuable company trading at a good price. The formula is calculated by looking at companies that have a high earnings yield as well as a high return on invested capital. The MF Rank of Editas Medicine, Inc. (NasdaqGS:EDIT) is 16369. A company with a low rank is considered a good company to invest in. The Magic Formula was introduced in a book written by Joel Greenblatt, entitled, “The Little Book that Beats the Market”.

Shareholder Yield

The Q.i. Value of Editas Medicine, Inc. (NasdaqGS:EDIT) is 74.00000. The Q.i. Value is a helpful tool in determining if a company is undervalued or not. The Q.i. Value is calculated using the following ratios: EBITDA Yield, Earnings Yield, FCF Yield, and Liquidity. The lower the Q.i. value, the more undervalued the company is thought to be. The Value Composite One (VC1) is a method that investors use to determine a company’s value. The VC1 of Editas Medicine, Inc. (NasdaqGS:EDIT) is 90. A company with a value of 0 is thought to be an undervalued company, while a company with a value of 100 is considered an overvalued company. The VC1 is calculated using the price to book value, price to sales, EBITDA to EV, price to cash flow, and price to earnings. Similarly, the Value Composite Two (VC2) is calculated with the same ratios, but adds the Shareholder Yield. The Value Composite Two of Editas Medicine, Inc. (NasdaqGS:EDIT) is 91.

The Leverage Ratio of Editas Medicine, Inc. (NasdaqGS:EDIT) is 0.046949. Leverage ratio is the total debt of a company divided by total assets of the current and past year divided by two. Companies take on debt to finance their day to day operations. The leverage ratio can measure how much of a company’s capital comes from debt. With this ratio, investors can better estimate how well a company will be able to pay their long and short term financial obligations.

Volatility & Price

We can now take a quick look at some historical stock price index data. Editas Medicine, Inc. (NasdaqGS:EDIT) presently has a 10 month price index of 0.76270. The price index is calculated by dividing the current share price by the share price ten months ago. A ratio over one indicates an increase in share price over the period. A ratio lower than one shows that the price has decreased over that time period. Looking at some alternate time periods, the 12 month price index is 0.65469, the 24 month is 1.43403, and the 36 month is 0.96646. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 1.22129, the 3 month is 0.94979, and the 1 month is currently 1.13983.

Stock volatility is a percentage that indicates whether a stock is a desirable purchase. Investors look at the Volatility 12m to determine if a company has a low volatility percentage or not over the course of a year. The Volatility 12m of Editas Medicine, Inc. (NasdaqGS:EDIT) is 71.901200. This is calculated by taking weekly log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over one year annualized. The lower the number, a company is thought to have low volatility. The Volatility 3m is a similar percentage determined by the daily log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over 3 months. The Volatility 3m of Editas Medicine, Inc. (NasdaqGS:EDIT) is 55.267100. The Volatility 6m is the same, except measured over the course of six months. The Volatility 6m is 64.069300.

C-Score

Editas Medicine, Inc. (NasdaqGS:EDIT) currently has a Montier C-score of 0.00000. This indicator was developed by James Montier in an attempt to identify firms that were cooking the books in order to appear better on paper. The score ranges from zero to six where a 0 would indicate no evidence of book cooking, and a 6 would indicate a high likelihood. A C-score of -1 would indicate that there is not enough information available to calculate the score. Montier used six inputs in the calculation. These inputs included a growing difference between net income and cash flow from operations, increasing receivable days, growing day’s sales of inventory, increasing other current assets, decrease in depreciation relative to gross property plant and equipment, and high total asset growth.

Market slides can be troublesome for investors. When markets are moving lower, investors may become extra nervous about certain holdings. With the stock market reaching heightened levels, investors may not be putting too much though into the specific portfolio holdings. This can all change if there is a sudden downturn. Investors who have spent the hours researching their stock picks may be more confident when the tides inevitably turn. Putting in the time to regularly review stock holdings may assist the investor when certain adjustments need to be made. Focusing on developing and maintaining a solid plan may end up being a useful tool when obstacles eventually pop up down the line.

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Review of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR), Cree, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CREE) Valuation …

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) currently has a current ratio of 2.89. The current ratio, which is also known as the working capital ratio, is a …

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) currently has a current ratio of 2.89. The current ratio, which is also known as the working capital ratio, is a liquidity ratio that displays the proportion of current assets of a business relative to the current liabilities. The ratio is simply calculated by dividing current liabilities by current assets. The ratio may be used to provide an idea of the ability of a certain company to pay back its liabilities with assets. Typically, the higher the current ratio the better, as the company may be more capable of paying back its obligations and in turn a more healthy balance sheet.

Figuring out when to sell a stock can be just as important as deciding what stocks to buy at the outset. Some investors may refuse to sell based on various factors. Investors may have become stubborn, too emotionally attached, or set too high of an expectation for a stock. Holding on to a stock for way too long in order to squeeze every last drop of profit out of a price move may leave the investor desperately searching for answers in the future. Investors may have different checklists for when it is time to sell a stock. Of course this depends largely on the individual and how much is at risk. Often times, investors will make a move to sell when the fundamentals drastically change, the dividend is cut, or a previous set target price has been hit. Getting out of a position at the right time is obviously not easy, but it may become a bit easier with time and research.

Yield

The Q.i. Value of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 31.00000. The Q.i. Value is a helpful tool in determining if a company is undervalued or not. The Q.i. Value is calculated using the following ratios: EBITDA Yield, Earnings Yield, FCF Yield, and Liquidity. The lower the Q.i. value, the more undervalued the company is thought to be. The Value Composite One (VC1) is a method that investors use to determine a company’s value. The VC1 of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 37. A company with a value of 0 is thought to be an undervalued company, while a company with a value of 100 is considered an overvalued company. The VC1 is calculated using the price to book value, price to sales, EBITDA to EV, price to cash flow, and price to earnings. Similarly, the Value Composite Two (VC2) is calculated with the same ratios, but adds the Shareholder Yield. The Value Composite Two of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 34.

Volatility & Price

Stock volatility is a percentage that indicates whether a stock is a desirable purchase. Investors look at the Volatility 12m to determine if a company has a low volatility percentage or not over the course of a year. The Volatility 12m of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 25.435700. This is calculated by taking weekly log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over one year annualized. The lower the number, a company is thought to have low volatility. The Volatility 3m is a similar percentage determined by the daily log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over 3 months. The Volatility 3m of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 23.024500. The Volatility 6m is the same, except measured over the course of six months. The Volatility 6m is 22.727300.

We can now take a quick look at some historical stock price index data. Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) presently has a 10 month price index of 0.98113. The price index is calculated by dividing the current share price by the share price ten months ago. A ratio over one indicates an increase in share price over the period. A ratio lower than one shows that the price has decreased over that time period. Looking at some alternate time periods, the 12 month price index is 0.95440, the 24 month is 0.95201, and the 36 month is 1.21948. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 1.00864, the 3 month is 0.95899, and the 1 month is currently 0.98219.

Key Metrics

The Piotroski F-Score is a scoring system between 1-9 that determines a firm’s financial strength. The score helps determine if a company’s stock is valuable or not. The Piotroski F-Score of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 6. A score of nine indicates a high value stock, while a score of one indicates a low value stock. The score is calculated by the return on assets (ROA), Cash flow return on assets (CFROA), change in return of assets, and quality of earnings. It is also calculated by a change in gearing or leverage, liquidity, and change in shares in issue. The score is also determined by change in gross margin and change in asset turnover.

The ERP5 Rank is an investment tool that analysts use to discover undervalued companies. The ERP5 looks at the Price to Book ratio, Earnings Yield, ROIC and 5 year average ROIC. The ERP5 of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 4537. The lower the ERP5 rank, the more undervalued a company is thought to be. The MF Rank (aka the Magic Formula) is a formula that pinpoints a valuable company trading at a good price. The formula is calculated by looking at companies that have a high earnings yield as well as a high return on invested capital. The MF Rank of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 4671. A company with a low rank is considered a good company to invest in. The Magic Formula was introduced in a book written by Joel Greenblatt, entitled, “The Little Book that Beats the Market”.

The Leverage Ratio of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 0.219912. Leverage ratio is the total debt of a company divided by total assets of the current and past year divided by two. Companies take on debt to finance their day to day operations. The leverage ratio can measure how much of a company’s capital comes from debt. With this ratio, investors can better estimate how well a company will be able to pay their long and short term financial obligations.

C-Score

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) currently has a Montier C-score of 2.00000. This indicator was developed by James Montier in an attempt to identify firms that were cooking the books in order to appear better on paper. The score ranges from zero to six where a 0 would indicate no evidence of book cooking, and a 6 would indicate a high likelihood. A C-score of -1 would indicate that there is not enough information available to calculate the score. Montier used six inputs in the calculation. These inputs included a growing difference between net income and cash flow from operations, increasing receivable days, growing day’s sales of inventory, increasing other current assets, decrease in depreciation relative to gross property plant and equipment, and high total asset growth.

Some investors may succeed spectacularly in the market while others fail. There is an emotional component to trading and investing which can pose a big obstacle to trading success. Investors frequently try to optimize every decision for success, but sometimes things just don’t work out as planned. Consistently beating the market may involve heavy amounts of homework, and a necessary rebalancing of the portfolio. In fast paced markets, indecision can have a drastic impact. Investors may have all the bases covered but fail to make a trade based only on the fear of being wrong. Individual investors may need to conquer self-doubt in order to reach optimal performance when picking stocks. This may not come as easily for some as it does for others. When the market is winning, investors may become too complacent given the ease of gains. Staying on top of the investing scene even when everything is good may help to prepare if conditions change and the climate starts to worsen.

The Current Ratio of Cree, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CREE) is 4.48. The Current Ratio is used by investors to determine whether a company can pay short term and long term debts. The current ratio looks at all the liquid and non-liquid assets compared to the company’s total current liabilities. A high current ratio indicates that the company does not have trouble managing their working capital. A low current ratio (when the current liabilities are higher than the current assets) indicates that the company may have trouble paying their short term obligations. It is wise to compare a company’s current ratio to that of other companies in the same industry. It would also be wise to look at the trend of the current ratio for a given company over a given time period.

Figuring out when to exit a certain position can be just as important as deciding which stocks to buy in the first place. Many investors will end up holding onto a loser for far too long. The emotional attachment to a particular stock may keep the investor from making the decision to sell when necessary. On the other side of the coin, investors may hold onto a winner for way too long hoping for further gains. Investors may have to come up with a specific plan for what to do in these situations. Planning ahead may help ease the burden of making the tough portfolio decisions.

F Score, ERP5 and Magic Formula

The Piotroski F-Score is a scoring system between 1-9 that determines a firm’s financial strength. The score helps determine if a company’s stock is valuable or not. The Piotroski F-Score of Cree, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CREE) is 4. A score of nine indicates a high value stock, while a score of one indicates a low value stock. The score is calculated by the return on assets (ROA), Cash flow return on assets (CFROA), change in return of assets, and quality of earnings. It is also calculated by a change in gearing or leverage, liquidity, and change in shares in issue. The score is also determined by change in gross margin and change in asset turnover.

The ERP5 Rank is an investment tool that analysts use to discover undervalued companies. The ERP5 looks at the Price to Book ratio, Earnings Yield, ROIC and 5 year average ROIC. The ERP5 of Cree, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CREE) is 13270. The lower the ERP5 rank, the more undervalued a company is thought to be. The MF Rank (aka the Magic Formula) is a formula that pinpoints a valuable company trading at a good price. The formula is calculated by looking at companies that have a high earnings yield as well as a high return on invested capital. The MF Rank of Cree, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CREE) is 11862. A company with a low rank is considered a good company to invest in. The Magic Formula was introduced in a book written by Joel Greenblatt, entitled, “The Little Book that Beats the Market”.

Shareholder Yield

The Q.i. Value of Cree, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CREE) is 56.00000. The Q.i. Value is a helpful tool in determining if a company is undervalued or not. The Q.i. Value is calculated using the following ratios: EBITDA Yield, Earnings Yield, FCF Yield, and Liquidity. The lower the Q.i. value, the more undervalued the company is thought to be. The Value Composite One (VC1) is a method that investors use to determine a company’s value. The VC1 of Cree, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CREE) is 68. A company with a value of 0 is thought to be an undervalued company, while a company with a value of 100 is considered an overvalued company. The VC1 is calculated using the price to book value, price to sales, EBITDA to EV, price to cash flow, and price to earnings. Similarly, the Value Composite Two (VC2) is calculated with the same ratios, but adds the Shareholder Yield. The Value Composite Two of Cree, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CREE) is 70.

The Leverage Ratio of Cree, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CREE) is 0.166970. Leverage ratio is the total debt of a company divided by total assets of the current and past year divided by two. Companies take on debt to finance their day to day operations. The leverage ratio can measure how much of a company’s capital comes from debt. With this ratio, investors can better estimate how well a company will be able to pay their long and short term financial obligations.

Volatility & Price

We can now take a quick look at some historical stock price index data. Cree, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CREE) presently has a 10 month price index of 1.35145. The price index is calculated by dividing the current share price by the share price ten months ago. A ratio over one indicates an increase in share price over the period. A ratio lower than one shows that the price has decreased over that time period. Looking at some alternate time periods, the 12 month price index is 1.27093, the 24 month is 2.22159, and the 36 month is 2.31669. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 1.12124, the 3 month is 0.89909, and the 1 month is currently 1.02869.

Stock volatility is a percentage that indicates whether a stock is a desirable purchase. Investors look at the Volatility 12m to determine if a company has a low volatility percentage or not over the course of a year. The Volatility 12m of Cree, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CREE) is 37.288600. This is calculated by taking weekly log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over one year annualized. The lower the number, a company is thought to have low volatility. The Volatility 3m is a similar percentage determined by the daily log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over 3 months. The Volatility 3m of Cree, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CREE) is 44.222900. The Volatility 6m is the same, except measured over the course of six months. The Volatility 6m is 37.605800.

C-Score

Cree, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CREE) currently has a Montier C-score of 1.00000. This indicator was developed by James Montier in an attempt to identify firms that were cooking the books in order to appear better on paper. The score ranges from zero to six where a 0 would indicate no evidence of book cooking, and a 6 would indicate a high likelihood. A C-score of -1 would indicate that there is not enough information available to calculate the score. Montier used six inputs in the calculation. These inputs included a growing difference between net income and cash flow from operations, increasing receivable days, growing day’s sales of inventory, increasing other current assets, decrease in depreciation relative to gross property plant and equipment, and high total asset growth.

Market slides can be troublesome for investors. When markets are moving lower, investors may become extra nervous about certain holdings. With the stock market reaching heightened levels, investors may not be putting too much though into the specific portfolio holdings. This can all change if there is a sudden downturn. Investors who have spent the hours researching their stock picks may be more confident when the tides inevitably turn. Putting in the time to regularly review stock holdings may assist the investor when certain adjustments need to be made. Focusing on developing and maintaining a solid plan may end up being a useful tool when obstacles eventually pop up down the line.

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Assessing the Valuation on Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) as PCF Reaches 12.162121

The Price to book ratio is the current share price of a company divided by the book value per share. The Price to Book ratio for Juniper Networks, Inc.

The Price to book ratio is the current share price of a company divided by the book value per share. The Price to Book ratio for Juniper Networks, Inc. NYSE:JNPR is 1.878770. A lower price to book ratio indicates that the stock might be undervalued. Similarly, Price to cash flow ratio is another helpful ratio in determining a company’s value. The Price to Cash Flow for Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 12.162121. This ratio is calculated by dividing the market value of a company by cash from operating activities. Additionally, the price to earnings ratio is another popular way for analysts and investors to determine a company’s profitability. The price to earnings ratio for Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 16.171564. This ratio is found by taking the current share price and dividing by earnings per share.

When certain portfolio stocks are performing poorly, investors may be prone to chase higher return stocks or move into safer stocks. As most investors know, short-term results have the ability to be somewhat misleading. Deviating from a well-crafted plan based on short-term market fluctuations can lead to portfolio trouble in the future. Having the proper mix of stocks in the portfolio may also be beneficial to longer-term performance. Pinpointing overall investment goals and regularly reviewing portfolio positions can help the investor stay on track.

Watching some historical volatility numbers on shares of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR), we can see that the 12 month volatility is presently 25.435700. The 6 month volatility is 22.727300, and the 3 month is spotted at 23.024500. Following volatility data can help measure how much the stock price has fluctuated over the specified time period. Although past volatility action may help project future stock volatility, it may also be vastly different when taking into account other factors that may be driving price action during the measured time period.

We can now take a quick look at some historical stock price index data. Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) presently has a 10 month price index of 0.98113. The price index is calculated by dividing the current share price by the share price ten months ago. A ratio over one indicates an increase in share price over the period. A ratio lower than one shows that the price has decreased over that time period. Looking at some alternate time periods, the 12 month price index is 0.95440, the 24 month is 0.95201, and the 36 month is 1.21948. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 1.00864, the 3 month is 0.95899, and the 1 month is currently 0.98219.

Valuation Ratios

Looking at some ROIC (Return on Invested Capital) numbers, Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR)’s ROIC is 0.190105. The ROIC 5 year average is 0.194219 and the ROIC Quality ratio is 5.339438. ROIC is a profitability ratio that measures the return that an investment generates for those providing capital. ROIC helps show how efficient a firm is at turning capital into profits. In terms of EBITDA Yield, Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) currently has a value of 0.080923. This value is derived by dividing EBITDA by Enterprise Value.

The Price to Book ratio (Current share price / Book value per share) is a good valuation measure you can use to find undervalued investment ideas. A low Price to Book could indicate that the shares are undervalued in their industry. Generally speaking a P/B ratio under 1 is considered low and is best used in relation to asset-heavy firms. At the time of writing Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) has a price to book ratio of 1.878770.

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The Leverage Ratio of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 0.219912. Leverage ratio is the total debt of a company divided by total assets of the current and past year divided by two. Companies take on debt to finance their day to day operations. The leverage ratio can measure how much of a company’s capital comes from debt. With this ratio, investors can better estimate how well a company will be able to pay their long and short term financial obligations.

There are many different tools to determine whether a company is profitable or not. One of the most popular ratios is the “Return on Assets” (aka ROA). This score indicates how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. The Return on Assets for Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 0.062081. This number is calculated by dividing net income after tax by the company’s total assets. A company that manages their assets well will have a higher return, while a company that manages their assets poorly will have a lower return.

The Value Composite One (VC1) is a method that investors use to determine a company’s value. The VC1 of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 37. A company with a value of 0 is thought to be an undervalued company, while a company with a value of 100 is considered an overvalued company. The VC1 is calculated using the price to book value, price to sales, EBITDA to EV, price to cash flow, and price to earnings. Similarly, the Value Composite Two (VC2) is calculated with the same ratios, but adds the Shareholder Yield. The Value Composite Two of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 34.

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At the time of writing, Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) has a Piotroski F-Score of 6. The F-Score may help discover companies with strengthening balance sheets. The score may also be used to spot the weak performers. Joseph Piotroski developed the F-Score which employs nine different variables based on the company financial statement. A single point is assigned to each test that a stock passes. Typically, a stock scoring an 8 or 9 would be seen as strong. On the other end, a stock with a score from 0-2 would be viewed as weak.

The Price to book ratio is the current share price of a company divided by the book value per share. The Price to Book ratio for Juniper Networks, Inc. NYSE:JNPR is 1.878770. A lower price to book ratio indicates that the stock might be undervalued. Similarly, Price to cash flow ratio is another helpful ratio in determining a company’s value. The Price to Cash Flow for Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 12.162121. This ratio is calculated by dividing the market value of a company by cash from operating activities. Additionally, the price to earnings ratio is another popular way for analysts and investors to determine a company’s profitability. The price to earnings ratio for Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 16.171564. This ratio is found by taking the current share price and dividing by earnings per share.

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Dissecting the Financials of American International Group, Inc. (AIG), and Juniper Networks, Inc …

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR), on the other hand, is down -1.64% year to date as of 07/10/2019. It currently trades at $26.47 and has returned …

American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) shares are up more than 40.78% this year and recently decreased -0.45% or -$0.25 to settle at $55.48. Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR), on the other hand, is down -1.64% year to date as of 07/10/2019. It currently trades at $26.47 and has returned -2.22% during the past week.

American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) and Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) are the two most active stocks based on recent trading volumes. We will compare the two companies based on the strength of various metrics, including growth, profitability, risk, return, and valuation to determine if one is a better investment than the other.

Growth

Companies that can consistently grow earnings at a high compound rate usually have the greatest potential to create value for shareholders in the long-run. Analysts expect AIG to grow earnings at a 49.51% annual rate over the next 5 years. Comparatively, JNPR is expected to grow at a 4.68% annual rate. All else equal, AIG’s higher growth rate would imply a greater potential for capital appreciation.

Profitability and Returns

Growth in and of itself is not necessarily valuable, and it can even be harmful to shareholders if companies overinvest in unprofitable projects in pursuit of that growth. We will use EBITDA margin and Return on Investment (ROI), which adjust for differences in capital structure, as measure of profitability and return. , compared to an EBITDA margin of 15.99% for Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR). AIG’s ROI is 1.60% while JNPR has a ROI of 8.80%. The interpretation is that JNPR’s business generates a higher return on investment than AIG’s.

Cash Flow

If there’s one thing investors care more about than earnings, it’s cash flow. AIG’s free cash flow (“FCF”) per share for the trailing twelve months was -1.43. Comparatively, JNPR’s free cash flow per share was +0.19.

Liquidity and Financial Risk

AIG’s debt-to-equity ratio is 0.59 versus a D/E of 0.37 for JNPR. AIG is therefore the more solvent of the two companies, and has lower financial risk.

Valuation

AIG trades at a forward P/E of 10.82, a P/B of 0.81, and a P/S of 1.00, compared to a forward P/E of 13.37, a P/B of 1.90, and a P/S of 2.01 for JNPR. AIG is the cheaper of the two stocks on an earnings, book value and sales basis. Given that earnings are what matter most to investors, analysts tend to place a greater weight on the P/E.

Analyst Price Targets and Opinions

When investing it’s crucial to distinguish between price and value. As Warren Buffet said, “price is what you pay, value is what you get”. AIG is currently priced at a -1.03% to its one-year price target of 56.06. Comparatively, JNPR is -3% relative to its price target of 27.29. This suggests that JNPR is the better investment over the next year.

Risk and Volatility

No discussion on value is complete without taking into account risk. Analysts use a stock’s beta, which measures the volatility of a stock compared to the overall market, to measure systematic risk. A stock with a beta above 1 is more volatile than the market. Conversely, a beta below 1 implies a below average level of risk. AIG has a beta of 1.21 and JNPR’s beta is 0.94. JNPR’s shares are therefore the less volatile of the two stocks.

Insider Activity and Investor Sentiment

Short interest is another tool that analysts use to gauge investor sentiment. It represents the percentage of a stock’s tradable shares that are being shorted. AIG has a short ratio of 3.54 compared to a short interest of 5.55 for JNPR. This implies that the market is currently less bearish on the outlook for AIG.

Summary

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) beats American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) on a total of 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks. JNPR is growing fastly, generates a higher return on investment, has higher cash flow per share, higher liquidity and has lower financial risk. In terms of valuation, AIG is the cheaper of the two stocks on an earnings, book value and sales basis, JNPR is more undervalued relative to its price target. Finally, SMTC has better sentiment signals based on short interest.

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